Meghan Markle bashed on Archie’s first birthday by author: ‘Go Away’

A bestselling American author is critical of Meghan's social media charity video with her son, Archie

Emily Griffin and Meghan Markle with baby Archie (Credit: Emily Griffin and Duchess of Sussex)

Meghan Markle celebrating her son Archie’s first birthday sent one author into a full-blown Karen meltdown.

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Markle and Prince Harry, turned one on Wednesday. In celebration of the milestone, the couple released a video of Markle reading to the toddler from the children’s book “Duck! Rabbit.” It was posted to the Save the Children UK Instagram account to generate awareness and fundraising for kids who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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"Duck! Rabbit!" with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (and Harry, The Duke of Sussex behind the camera), read to their son Archie for his 1st birthday. Happy Birthday, Archie! . Thank you #DuchessMeghan for helping us to raise urgent funds for our coronavirus appeal by reading "Duck! Rabbit" by @akrfoundation, illustrated by @tlichtenheld (published by @chroniclekidsbooks). . As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, children’s lives are being turned upside down. By donating to Save with Stories, you can support the most vulnerable families in the UK and around the world by helping to provide early learning packs, supermarket vouchers, essential household items and virus protection. . Please donate today by visiting our website. Link in bio. . Or you can text STORIES to 70008 to give a one-off donation of £5. . Together, we can help families get through this. . You can only donate via text from a UK mobile. You’ll be billed £5 plus standard rate text message. We receive 100% of your donation. By texting STORIES you agree to calls about fundraising appeals, campaigns, events and other ways to support. Include NO PHONE to opt out of calls. Queries? 02070126400. Read our Privacy Policy The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570) . #SaveWithStoriesUK #SaveWithStories #GrowingThroughThis

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Maryland native Emily Giffin, the bestselling author of “Something Borrowed” and a self-described royal watcher, took offense to the almost 3-minute video. She lashed out at Markle over her parenting, Harry’s lack of screen time and even what Archie wore.

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“Happy birthday, Archie. Go away, Megan,” Giffin introduced the clip on her Instagram stories.

The 48-year-old novelist continued to misspell Markle’s name as “Megan” and went on to write, “Holy ‘me first.’ This is the Megan show. Why didn’t she film and let Harry read? And why didn’t she take the moment at the end to say ‘he said daddy!’ Because that would make it about Harry for a split second, God forbid.”

The author was also outraged that Markle and her husband have chosen to raise their child out of the spotlight. Giffin believed that sharing the video for charity that featured Archie made Markle a hypocrite.

“Also, you want privacy for your child so you put out a video (by your authorized biographer) of him …. wearing no pants?! Ooookay ….” she added.

Giffin also shared a text message in which she bashed Markle’s parenting skills and labeled the former Hollywood actress a “phony” who wasn’t up to mothering. However, she called the other royals who wished Archie Happy Birthday on social media “class acts.”

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Giffin has previously spewed venom at Markle. When Markle gave birth last year, Giffin made up her mind that the family of three were non-factors. She believes only Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who is first in the line of succession before Harry’s son, are the only important young royals.

“That’s the future,” she told The Columbus Dispatch. “They’ll be in the history books. Hundreds of years from now, Harry and Meghan will be a footnote.”

She also delighted in telling her Instagram followers last year that Queen Elizabeth was the only reason why Markle had relevance.

“FACT to keep in mind this week: The only reason the world cares about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy is because of this woman. God save the Queen,” she posted to Instagram.

Giffin’s anger also spilled onto Archie’s name. She posted a video raging that Archie Harrison did not have any royal significance.

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Giffin has since set her social media accounts to private but commented on her ‘Karen’ outburst.

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